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"Friends don’t let friends get spied on.' – Richard Stallman, President of the Free Software Foundation and longtime advocate of privacy in technology.

Zucked: Waking up to the Facebook Catastrophe

Facebook is bad for democracy and its executives have put profits over their civic responsibilities, an early investor in the company charges in a new book. Tech investor Roger McNamee makes these claims in Zucked: Waking up to the Facebook catastrophe, due out on Tuesday.

McNamee argues in the book that the business models of Facebook (FB) and other tech giants are bad for society due to their reliance on advertising. He says platforms need to keep people on their sites as long as possible and often the most polarizing, divisive, and emotive content is what keeps people engaged.

McNamee said the goal of the book is to “help everyone understand the platforms they love to use have a dark side and what they can do to protect themselves and their children.”

You can read more in a CNN article by Donie O’Sullivan and an accompanying video at: https://cnn.it/2t6LvPO.

Categories: Business News, Online Privacy & Security

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